Georges Lederman

Georges Lederman

Special Counsel, Withersworldwide
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Georges Lederman is a former New York prosecutor with over 20 years’ experience representing high-profile individuals and institutions in matters involving money laundering, fraud, tax evasion, conspiracy, smuggling, asset forfeiture and internal corporate investigations.

In particular, Georges has developed a unique practice at the intersection of white-collar defence and the art market. Georges has advised auction houses, art dealers and collectors how to comply with government regulations involving the sale, transfer, repatriation or other disposition of art and cultural assets; defended art dealers who have been accused of participating in international conspiracies involving the theft of cultural heritage property from foreign countries and its importation into the United States; developed protocols for prominent art galleries and dealers to comply with evolving anti-money laundering regulations; represented high-profile individuals who have been targets, witnesses and victims in art fraud and forgery cases; and defended individuals accused of creating offshore accounts for the purpose of evading taxes when purchasing high-value artwork.

Georges is frequently quoted in the international media on hot topics involving art crime, money laundering and government sanctions. He has written extensively, lectured throughout the country and is a regular guest instructor at law enforcement agency training programmes.

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